Archive for March, 2008

entree, recipe

vietnamese noodle salad

vietnamese noodle salad

Growing up in Miami I had very little access to Asian food (greasy Chinese takeout was pretty much it) and I never really knew what Vietnamese cuisine was until I [...]

March 27, 2008 × 5 comments

breakfast, entree, recipe

asparagus & polenta poached eggs

asparagus & polenta poached eggs

Monday nights are always late ones. I always do my weekly shopping after work and usually get home pretty late. That’s why Monday dinners must take 20 minutes or less, [...]

March 25, 2008 × 3 comments

dessert, recipe

heidi’s triple chocolate cookies

heidi’s triple chocolate cookies

Tom and I were at the supermarket Saturday night because we were running low on milk for our Sunday morning coffee. We had made an early dinner of seafood sausages, [...]

March 24, 2008 × 1 comment

dessert, recipe

almond nectarine crumble

almond nectarine crumble

It’s not exactly stone fruit season here, but it is in Chile. And while I know it’s not exactly environmentally friendly to buy fruit that’s traveled from another continent, my [...]

March 21, 2008 × 2 comments

entree, recipe

apricot sriracha glazed pork cutlets

apricot sriracha glazed pork cutlets

I’ve mentioned before that I’m mildly obsessed with Sriracha. It’s not just a hot sauce of the eye-watering, nose-running variety, though it is pretty darn hot. It has a subtle [...]

March 20, 2008 × 1 comment

entree, recipe

basil lime shrimp with plantains

basil lime shrimp with plantains

I love plantains. They can be prepared both green (startchy) or over-ripe (sweet). They’re rich in fiber and potassium which makes them a nutritious vegetable, but the sweet ones taste [...]

March 19, 2008 × 8 comments

entree, recipe

simple pot beans

simple pot beans

Tom thought I was insane when he opened my order from Rancho Gordo. He pulled bag after bag of heirloom beans from the DHL box, laughing the entire time. He [...]

March 18, 2008 × 3 comments

entree, recipe

sausage & maize tacos

sausage & maize tacos

Sometimes the best meals are the ones you have to invent. I haven’t been to the grocery store since well before my trip to Austin and the fridge and pantry [...]

March 14, 2008 × 3 comments

entree, recipe

brussel sprout bacon & eggs

brussel sprout bacon & eggs

I was in Austin the past few days for the SxSW Interactive Festival and I’m exhausted! I had 5 days of panels and networking and 5 nights of beer and [...]

March 13, 2008 × 1 comment

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weeknight meatballs

weeknight meatballs

Weeknights usually mean shortcuts. For example, I love meatballs but don’t have time to make them, then brown them, then let them simmer unless it’s a lazy Sunday. So, I [...]

March 6, 2008 × 1 comment

entree, recipe

grown-up grilled cheese

grown-up grilled cheese

Lately, paninis are everywhere I look. On the cover of Gourmet, inside Food & Wine, on the internet. Last night, I felt the need to satisfy the grilled sandwich craving. [...]

March 4, 2008 × 2 comments